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World’s longest flight touches down at Auckland airport – Stuff.co.nz »

World’s longest flight touches down at Auckland airport Qatar Airways’ flight QR920 arrived in Auckland after a 17 hour 45 minutes long flight from Doha. The world’s longest commercial flight…

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Ratepayers pick up bill for international IT specialists’ Wellington job hunt – Stuff.co.nz »

Wellington, known as New Zealand’s tech capital, is crying out for mid to senior-level tech staff. Technology geeks from around the world are being flown into Wellington to meet potential employers at…

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FINANCE

Greening Digital Finance by Simon Zadek – Project Syndicate – Project Syndicate »

BEIJING – Digital finance has turned out to be an unexpected revolutionary, simply by enabling low-cost financial inclusion. Thanks…

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Greening Digital Finance – Project Syndicate »

BEIJING – Digital finance has turned out to be an unexpected revolutionary, simply by enabling low-cost financial inclusion. Thanks…

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German finance minister agrees euro too low for Germany – CNBC »

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble has added to the transatlantic debate over the appropriate value for the euro’s exchange rate,…

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New campaign to scrap Scotland’s private finance schemes – The Ferret (registration) »

The Scottish Government is under increasing pressure to abandon its private finance schemes following revelations by The Ferret and…

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TECHNOLOGY

Facebook launches fake news filter in France – The Verge »

Facebook has launched a campaign to crack down on fake news in France, ahead of the country’s presidential election later this year. As Reuters reports, the social network announced on Monday that it will work with eight French media companies to fact-check and filter news…

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Former NASA engineer will develop flying cars for Uber – CNET »

When Uber first announced that it was looking into flying cars, I was skeptical that the idea was little more than a very expensive pipe dream. But, a new hire — from NASA, of all places — shows how serious Uber actually is. Uber has…

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Google Maps update puts a focus on navigation inside the app – ITworld »

Over the past few weeks Google has added in-app Uber booking and parking availability to Maps, but it isn’t done with the improvements. In an update rolling out today, the app will receive some better navigation—not in how we drive but in how we get…

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Vizio to pay $2.2 million for tracking your shows – CNET »

You don’t have to worry about your Vizio TV spying on you anymore. The US Federal Trade Commission on Monday said Vizio has agreed to pay $2.2 million to settle charges that it installed software on its TVs to collect viewing data on 11 million…

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SCIENCE

Crop-destroying armyworm ‘major threat’ to world farming: NGO – Phys.Org »

Essential for food security in large parts of Africa, maize is particularly vulnerable to the fall armyworm larvae, which burrow into the cobs A crop-destroying…

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Using science to see which countries are following through on Paris climate change goals – Los Angeles Times »

If the United States and its fellow Paris Agreement signatories are to meet global climate targets, they’re going to have to make serious commitments that…

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Asia

WHO, Medical Experts, Warn of Rising Health Costs in Asia – Voice of America

BANGKOK —  Asia faces a growing burden in treatment costs due to rising numbers of patients diagnosed with cancer, as well as those suffering from stroke and dementia over the next decade. While Asia’s economic progress…

Feb 6 2017 / Read More »
Mid-East

EU to Discuss Mideast Peace With Trump Officials – Wall Street Journal

The European Union’s foreign-policy chief will head to Washington this week for meetings with the Trump administration on the Israel-Palestinian peace process, as the bloc seeks to clarify U.S. positions on key issues in the conflict.…

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Africa

South Africa’s plan to tackle HIV among sex workers – Aljazeera.com

Johannesburg, South Africa – In the shadow of an underpass, wearing a black bob wig, Tlaleng paces along her patch of Nugget Street, scanning the downtown Johannesburg traffic. Behind her, other women lead clients behind…

Feb 5 2017 / Read More »
WORLD

After this extraordinary intervention, Trump probably won’t be addressing British lawmakers during his state visit – Washington Post

Speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow. AP PHOTO / PRU / LONDON — The date and details of President Trump’s state visit to the U.K. are still to be penciled in. But following an…

Feb 6 2017 / Read More »
Europe

European markets close lower; Fillon apologizes for ‘Penelopegate’ – CNBC

<!– –> HOME EDITION News Economy Finance Health Care Real Estate Wealth Autos Earnings Energy Life Media Politics Retail Commentary Special Reports Asia Europe CFO Council Markets Pre-Markets U.S. Asia Europe Stocks Commodities Currencies Bonds Funds…

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FOOTBALL

Furious Kirk Cousins pushes ref at charity football game – New York Post

“You like that!?” A charity flag-football ref certainly doesn’t after Kirk Cousins let his emotions get the best of him — again. The Redskins quarterback and his team, battling a team led by Doug Flutie this…

Feb 6 2017 / Read More »
TRAVEL

Travel ban: How we got here and what is next – USA TODAY

President Donald Trump used his preferred platform to criticize the judge who blocked his administration’s travel ban on immigrants. Video provided by Newsy Newslook Travel ban: How we got here and what is next – USA…

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UK

‘The UK is a tax haven’ – Bermuda attacks plan to end financial secrecy – The Guardian

The government of Bermuda has hit back at British efforts to end offshore financial secrecy, claiming the UK itself is a “tax haven”. Speaking ahead of a meeting on Wednesday between Theresa May and the leaders…

Feb 6 2017 / Read More »

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